Simplified procedure for the issue of origin documentation - CDPN28
Exporters who regularly export qualifying goods to preference giving countries may be authorised to dispense with the officially issued form EUR.1 and instead declare EU origin on an invoice or other commercial document. The Union Customs Code Implementing Act provides a facility whereby an approved exporter in one Member State who frequently exports his products from another Member State may use his approval with exports from that other Member State.
- What are the benefits for me as an exporter?
- How do I obtain customs approval to use the simplified procedure?
- How do I apply for cross border use of the authorisation?
- What is the format of the declaration?
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If you are claiming preferential treatment for exports, it is worth noting that there is a simpler option available which dispenses with the need to use an EUR.1. You as the exporter may endorse your own export documentation to the effect that the goods qualify for EU origin status. This is normally referred to as an invoice declaration. Customs approval is required to use this procedure.
The benefits for you as an approved exporter are as follows:
- you will not have to complete EUR.1 certificates nor present them to customs for certification;
- you can endorse your own export documentation to the effect that the goods qualify for EU origin status;
- delays are reduced and your administrative costs are minimised;
- you can seek exemption from signing the endorsement which is of particular benefit when issuing computer generated invoices.
You may obtain customs approval to use the simplified procedure by completing the Simplified Procedure application form (PDF, 642KB) giving details of the products you intend to export.
On receipt of the completed application a customs official will visit your premises to examine the origin criteria involved. If you are approved you will receive an authorisation number which must be included in the endorsement on your invoice declaration. You can type, stamp or print this number and the endorsement on the invoice accompanying the goods or on other commercial documents. If you wish to apply for exemption from signing the endorsements you must provide the names of persons responsible for issuing them. This could be of particular benefit when issuing computer generated invoices.
Is there a limit under which I do not require customs approval?
You may use the simplified procedure without seeking formal Customs approval if the value of a consignment does not exceed 6000 €s. All endorsements must be signed where formal approval has not been granted.
There is a facility whereby an approved exporter in one Member State who frequently exports his finished products from another Member State may apply to use his authorisation with the exports from the other Member State. For example, this would allow an approved Irish manufacturer who uses a distributor in the Netherlands to print his Irish authorisation on the invoices issued from the Netherlands.
All of the documentation proving the origin of the goods e.g. suppliers declarations must be kept in the premises of the Irish manufacturer. The distributor may only use the facility for products covered by the Irish authorisation.
If you are an existing holder of an authorisation you may extend the use of that authorisation to another EU company by forwarding the name and address of that company with your request to this Unit. If you are applying for the use of the simplified procedure for the first time and you wish to use the cross border facility please indicate the name and address of the other EU company on the application form.
All countries except Mexico
The exporter of the products covered by this document *(customs authorisation No ........ ) declares that, except where otherwise clearly indicated, these products are of EU preferential origin.
________________________ Place and Date
The exporter of the products covered by this document *(customs or competent governmental authorisation No .. ) declares that, except where otherwise clearly indicated, these products are of EU preferential origin.
________________________ Place and Date
* not necessary for low value consignments.
Classification, Origin & Valuation Unit
Tel: 067 - 63260/63213
Fax: 067 - 32385
E-mail: Origin and Quota Section